Books I Read in 2019

I keep a list of books I read each year, by month. In 2019, I read 19 books. Some were great, some were mediocre, some I read because I was tired of hearing about them.

Recommended books are denoted with *. Audible books are denoted with ^.


  • The Magic of Thinking Big, by David J. Schwartz.
  • Smart Retirement, by Matt Zagula
  • The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months, by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington.


  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg. *
  • Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World, by Cal Newport. *


  • The Dichotomy of Leadership, by Jocko Willink *
  • Turning the Flywheel: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great, by Jim Collins


  • Lead Yourself First:Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude, by Michael S. Sorensent and Raymond M. Kethledge
  • Frederick Douglass: The Prophet of Freedom, by David W. Blight ^
  • The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Concepts – Vol. 1, by Shane Parish. ^ *


  • The Odyssey, by Homer translated by Emily Wilson. ^ *


  • Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, by Dr. Joe Dispenza. ^
  • The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway. ^ *


  • Grit, by Angela Duckworth *


  • The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement, by Jeff Cox and Eliyahu M. Goldraft


  • The Longevity Solution: Rediscovering Centuries-Old Secrets a to a Healthy, Long Life, by Dr. Jason Fungoes and Dr. James Dinicolantonio. *
  • Work The System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less, 3rd Edition, by Sam Carpenter
  • The Lessons of History, by Ariel Durant and Will Durant.


  • I Hear You, by Michael S. Sorensen. ^

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